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Fashion industry must rethink supply chains

27th Sep 2013
Fashion industry must rethink supply chains

Fashion retailers and manufacturers are being urged to rethink their supply chains to adequately respond to the unpredictable 24/7 nature of consumer shopping and make them “fit for purpose”.

The recommendation was made in Fashion Unleashed: Supply Chain Innovation i... more...

The three elements of an effective LinkedIn profile

27th Sep 2013
The three elements of an effective LinkedIn profile

Your LinkedIn profile is your personal brand as people now have an expectation they will be able to find information about you on the internet, according to an expert.

At a CIPS Fellows’ event held in London last night Mark Williams, also known as ‘Mr LinkedIn’, expl... more...

Bringing it all back home

16th Sep 2013
Bringing it all back home

Does the trend for onshoring mean that manufacturing is returning to the UK? Will Green investigates.

Onshoring is building up steam. Companies have proudly announced the return of manufacturing to the UK and big-name retailers are making noises about sourcing their ... more...

Samsung named Asia’s best supply chain

30th Aug 2013
Samsung named Asia’s best supply chain

Samsung has retained its position as the company with the best supply chain in Asia Pacific, according to the latest rankings.

Research firm Gartner has published its annual table of the top 25 supply chains in the region.

Samsung’s “advanced and highly integrated... more...

Food prices fall for third consecutive quarter

12th Aug 2013
Food prices fall for third consecutive quarter

The price of sugar has dropped 16 per cent during the past year due to lower demand from importers resulting in an increase of stock, according to the World Bank.

A report showed prices of three main food categories (grains; fats and oils; and other, which includes s... more...

Game of Thrones producer HBO takes green purchasing crown

12th Aug 2013
Game of Thrones producer HBO takes green purchasing crown

US cable TV network Home Box Office (HBO) has been identified as the leading purchaser of green stationery products in the glamorous world of entertainment, according to Office Depot‎.

The network, which has produced hit TV shows Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The... more...

Eaton seeks experienced buyers to join Dublin team

31st Jul 2013
Eaton seeks experienced buyers to join Dublin team

Engineering and power management firm Eaton is looking to recruit experienced procurement professionals as it starts to build a central purchasing team in Dublin.

The company is transferring centralised purchasing from the US to the Irish capital city, as it establis... more...

Levi’s appoints supply chain’s Collier to lead Dockers

31st Jul 2013
Levi’s appoints supply chain’s Collier to lead Dockers

Levi Strauss has promoted Lisa Collier to president of the clothing manufacturer’s Dockers brand from her role as senior vice president of product development, global supply chain.

Collier, who will take over from Seth Ellison following his appointment as executive v... more...

Coca-Cola refreshes sustainable sourcing goals

31st Jul 2013
Coca-Cola refreshes sustainable sourcing goals

Coca-Cola has increased efforts to make its supply chain more sustainable by announcing a series of new targets in the areas of sourcing, water use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The drinks producer, which is working with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on its su... more...

Premier Foods to halve its 3,300 suppliers

31st Jul 2013
Premier Foods to halve its 3,300 suppliers

Food giant Premier Foods has announced it will be cutting half of its 3,300 suppliers and seeking a better deal from those it keeps on.

The move is part of a drive to “reduce complexity” in the business that is aiming to save £10 million in the second half of the yea... more...

Dairy Crest plans to add value to whey supplies

18th Jul 2013
Dairy Crest plans to add value to whey supplies

Dairy Crest is looking to add value to the whey supplied by its cheese business by processing it and selling it in a branded baby food product.

In its interim management statement for 2013, in which it also announced that it is on target to reduce costs by £20 millio... more...

Housing group to offer procurement training to residents

18th Jul 2013
Housing group to offer procurement training to residents

Spectrum Housing Group is planning to train up residents and get them professional qualifications to help make procurement decisions.

At the housing association, which operates across southern England, a panel of residents already help define requirements, evaluate t... more...

Murray’s winning ball travelled more than 50,000 miles

10th Jul 2013
Murray’s winning ball travelled more than 50,000 miles

The components that make up a typical Wimbledon tennis ball travel 50,570 miles before ending up in Andy Murray’s hand on Centre Court, a supply chain expert has found.

Mark Johnson, associate professor of operations management at Warwick Business School, looked into... more...

The comeback kid

9th Jul 2013
The comeback kid

Gerald Ratner suffered a serious, seven-year-long setback after making “a couple of unfortunate jokes” to liven up a speech in 1991. Rebecca Ellinor asks how he’s managed to build up his life again after being left with nothing.

It’s one of the most infamous business... more...

Data with destiny

9th Jul 2013
Data with destiny

Andrew Allen explores the ways organisations can take advantage of consistent and detailed statistics.

It was Socrates who said: “The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.” When it comes to spend data, modern buyers sometimes seem to feel the same way.

... more...

Allied Bakeries takes 73 new Iveco Eurocargos

9th Jul 2013
Allied Bakeries takes 73 new Iveco Eurocargos

Allied Bakeries is putting an additional 73 Iveco Eurocargos into service to support a major new nationwide contract.

The fleet additions are all Eurocargo 140E18Ps – 14 tonne rigids mounted with Ecostream teardrop box bodies manufactured by Don Bur and with tuck und... more...

Hyster launches global website

9th Jul 2013
Hyster launches global website

Hyster has launched a global website to make its products available worldwide with a consistent global brand image, and with regional market customisation and offerings.

“The depth of content available, which is easy for customers to understand and easy to locate, en... more...

DHL Supply Chain retains top spot in logistics market

4th Jul 2013
DHL Supply Chain retains top spot in logistics market

DHL Supply Chain remains the leading player in the contract logistics market with 8 per cent of the overall market with revenues of €13 billion (£11 billion) in 2012, according to Ti’s latest study into the contract logistics market.

The second largest operator, CEVA... more...

Price of premium tea rises as lack of rain damages crops

3rd Jul 2013
Price of premium tea rises as lack of rain damages crops

Premium tea buyers are bracing themselves for a price spike after a lack of rain hit crop growth in India’s largest tea-producing state.

The Indian Tea Association (ITA) said production for May fell by 7 per cent compared with the same month last year in Assam, dropp... more...

‘New dawn’ rises over UK construction

3rd Jul 2013
‘New dawn’ rises over UK construction

New business wins and higher levels of output meant activity in the UK construction sector expanded for the second month running in June.

The Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index recorded a figure of 51 for the month, up slightly from the May figure... more...

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The Perfect Month to Recruit

4th December 2014
It's common misconception that December is a poor time to recruit new staff. Businesses are starting to wind down and people everywhere are focused on finishing their Christmas shopping. Have you ever considered that this quieter time of year c...